TO ALL AM ISRAEL
Israel has thrown for itself a beautiful birthday party – it’s OK – we deserve it! Happy Birthday Israel!
Many world dignitaries came to help us celebrate. The American President, Mr. George W. Bush delivered several moving speeches, but the most meaningful – before the Knesset – Israel’s Parliament.
He recalled the injustices committed against our people and the shortsighted appeasement policies of world leaders towards Hitler when he should have been stopped. He made reference to those who would appease those who pose a threat to the world today. Referring to his visit to Massada – the last stand of our people against the Romans two thousand years ago – he emotionally uttered the words “Massada will never fall again”, pledging that the American people will stand with us in time of danger.
But the dark clouds on the horizon cannot be dispelled by mere speeches. Iran poses an existential threat to Israel now. Few believe that the U.S. President will, or has the time remaining in office, to take out the main nuclear facilities in Iran while there is still time. Surely that would provide Mr. Bush with an ever-lasting legacy, and save the world from a nuclear holocaust.
But even as we celebrate Israel’s miraculous achievements in the last 60 years, the immediate problem looming over us, is how to deal with the enemy in Gaza and Judea and Samaria.
Abbas is not a viable peace partner. We cannot afford to delude ourselves into believing that peace is at hand, when even our “peace partner” uses vile Arab propaganda to delegitimize our rights in our own ancient Land.
“Nakba” – the catastrophe – “the right of return”, the demand that Israel create for the Arabs a state on our own small land and that such a state will be called “Palestine”, are all designed to demonize and delegitimize our very existence in our own Land – Eretz-Israel!
The real catastrophe is that the Arabs in “refuge camps” were allowed to linger – some for 40 years, some even longer – for the sole purpose of attempting to destroy Israel in stages!!
These Arabs should indeed have the right to return to their ancestral homes in various Arab lands!
Israel should certainly not have to create the conditions of its own destruction where the Arabs will finally succeed in what they failed to accomplish in 1948, 1967, 1973 and all the times in between and since!! (Please see our previous messages all archived on our website.)